How many times did you hear a true champion speak with doubt?
How many times did you hear a boxer say, It will be a tough fight, we will just have to wait until Saturday and see how it all works out? Never, because doubt will knock you out before you even begin.
The athletes that are remembered are always those that performed memorably during times of pressure. I say memorably because they could be remembered for choking or rising to the occasion.
Anyone who has played competitive sports knows that there is a different feeling during a playoff game, but as with all things in life, that by itself is not a bad thing, it is all in the way you handle it.
People are disturbed not by things but by the view they take of them–
If you let self-doubt enter your mind, anxiety is sure to grow. Once you start to doubt whether you are capable of winning you are on your way to disaster because the mind can only hold one thought at a time.
What the mind sees, feels, and thinks, it works towards. The mind needs to be given direction and then it works towards making that given destination a reality.
To Become a champion, you must first look and act like a champion. —